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expanded for you. being able to interact with folks like photographer karen rich, who is sitting in the audience right now, being able to interact with kong on his album, bridge across the blue, these events i really don't think that can be taken lightly. for urban american indians we have powwow which are intertribal events that revolve around a shared repertoire of songs and dances like some of the singing you have heard me do here today. it's a time for people to be able to come together, not for the casinos, not for that part. talk about fighting stereotypes, that's a stereotype for us. yes, we have casinos, but that all of our culture? no. it's not all we are here to be defined by. for most people, especially in urban areas, powwows are places to go to reconnect. powwows are places you go to see people you haven't seen in a long time and to make new friends, new connections, nothing different than what's going on here, nothing difrplt than what was going on at the old festival at ft. mason. with that, i wanted to play also for you a little bit of cedar flute. if you've heard
silverman or adult probation with wendy stills or the youth programs with karen onion and marie sue scprts running the youth programs or our police chief or our fire chief or any of the numerous other leaders, and they all know they can have the best programs as well, but if the people who are doing the violence aren't reached those programs are half backed. they're not as good. i wouldn't throw them all out, but they're not good enough because people still live in fear in our housing projects, wherever they maybe in the housing developments or the run down 10aments that we have that we will attempt to rebuild and you heard me again. it's not about the brick and mortar. it's not rebuilding the physical structures of that. we will do that. we have the money to do that. we have the resources to do that, but it has been about hope sf, about rebuilding lives and giving hope first before we put the bricks and mortar in because if we don't have people believing they have a non violent world to live in it doesn't matter the jobs we have, the number of training programs we have, the number of
. delores mcgee, margaret gray, marcia, karen, joan, mira, janice, jennifer walsh, fudyjud, candice. are you in the room or are you busy in the other spots? if you are here, please stand up. and a round of applause. [applause] so, all of these folks are listed in your book, and you all have nametags and so do they. as you go out throughout the day, if you see any of these people, i really encourage you to thank them for all the work they have done because it has been an enormous amount of work to a poll today off. but there are two people that i want us to single out for today's event. that is marie jopling and judy otto. [cheers and applause] you know how you read in the paper about most famous folks in technology? there are those names, right? those companies and those names we read about every day. but we should all hope for having one of those famous people in our lives, and that is to marie and judy really are. these other two women who i think single-handedly moved me into social networking, kicking and fighting the hallway. because i was not born into technology. i really had to be dr
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